The Party Of Fools by Mike Meraz

the cockiness
of the ages
has led to ridiculous
humility.

the knowingness
of the ages
has led to ridiculous
ignorance.

we stand in 2008
unlearned,
untaught
by our forefathers.

we are children
playing in the playground
again.

fighting for the swing set
that is no longer
there.

bickering over the
lunch box
that belongs
to someone else.

we gather in armies
and troops,
pomp and circumstance
unabashed arrogance,

the party of fools,
the party of fools.

4 comments:

karen said...

You already know I love this poem.
Glad it is part of the first round of posts. ;]

FrostingandFire said...

i'm with karen.

angelheart~cult vault poet said...

this is brilliance....

glad to see you here!!!

Wolfgang Carstens said...

Man, you sure know how to lay it down, Mike. This is excellent!!

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